Desperate for Covid Care, Undocumented Immigrants Resort to Unproven Drugs

Shut out from mainstream medicine, some immigrants are buying expensive, unproven Covid therapies from “wellness” clinics or turning to the black market.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #rumors-and-misinformation, #your-feed-healthcare

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No, Christian Eriksen’s sudden collapse was not from the Covid vaccine.

The soccer player has not been vaccinated yet, team officials said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eriksen-christian-1992, #heart, #rumors-and-misinformation, #soccer, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

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No, Fauci is not profiting from a coming book on lessons he’s learned from his public service.

#amazon-com-inc, #barnesnoble-inc, #books-and-literature, #expect-the-unexpected-book, #fauci-anthony-s, #national-geographic-society, #rumors-and-misinformation

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Rejecting Biden’s Win, Rising Republicans Attack Legitimacy of Elections

The next generation of aspiring G.O.P. congressional leaders has aggressively pushed Donald Trump’s false fraud claims, raising the prospect that the results of elections will continue to be challenged through 2024.

#midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Democratic Report Raises 2022 Alarms on Messaging and Voter Outreach

A new report, in perhaps the most thorough soul-searching done by either party this year, points to an urgent need for the party to present a positive economic agenda and rebut Republican misinformation.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #collective-pac, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #hispanic-americans, #latino-victory-fund, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #third-way, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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At Once Diminished and Dominating, Trump Prepares for His Next Act

The former president speaks on Saturday to the North Carolina Republican convention, as he resumes political speeches and rallies.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Teens Are Rarely Hospitalized With Covid, but Cases Can Be Severe

Adolescents were hospitalized with Covid three times as often as with flu, researchers reported. Nearly one-third wound up in I.C.U.s.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #influenza, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Facebook Says Trump’s Ban Will Last at Least 2 Years

The decision puts a time frame on the former president’s suspension, which was put in place after the Capitol riots in January.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Michael Flynn’s ‘coup’ comments, and not his denial, spread widely online.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #flynn-michael-t, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

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Media Groupthink and the Lab-Leak Theory

Sometimes the most destructive enemies of science are those who claim to speak in its name. 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #wuhan-institute-of-virology-china

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Texas Voting Bill Nears Passage as Republicans Advance It

The bill, which includes some of the strictest voting measures in the country, would head to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott if it passes. He is expected to sign it into law.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cain-briscoe, #democratic-party, #hughes-bryan-1969, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #texas, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Texas Republicans Prepare to Unveil Major Bill of Voting Limits

The bill, which would make already stringent voting rules in Texas even tougher, is likely to pass both chambers of the Legislature. Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign it.

#law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #texas, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Key Questions on Jan. 6 Capitol Attack May Go Unanswered

The demise of an independent panel to investigate the riot means that the country is unlikely to get a definitive accounting for one of the most serious domestic attacks on the government in history.

#babbitt-ashli-e-1985-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #justice-department, #national-commission-on-terrorist-attacks-upon-the-united-states, #national-guard, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Where Myanmar Sends Its Political Prisoners

For 134 years, Insein Prison has stood as a monument to brutality. Since the Feb. 1 coup, journalists, elected leaders and pro-democracy protesters have been held in the aging facility.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-the-press, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #news-and-news-media, #political-prisoners, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #rumors-and-misinformation, #torture

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Vaccine Mandate Unleashes a Mob in a Small Polish Town

The mayor of a former mining community in Poland received death threats and was compared to a Nazi death camp doctor after trying to make coronavirus shots obligatory for adults.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #poland, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walbrzych-poland

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Influencers Say They Were Urged to Criticize Pfizer Vaccine

A disinformation effort to reduce public confidence in Covid-19 vaccines tried to enroll social media commentators in France and Germany.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #germany, #pfizer-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

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He Fought Trump’s 2020 Lies. He Also Backs New Scrutiny of Ballots.

Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, told The Times that a new, disinformation-driven attempt to inspect 2020 ballots wouldn’t unearth wrongdoing, and would help restore voter confidence.

#georgia, #hice-jody-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Indian Police Visit Twitter Offices as Modi Goes on Pandemic Offense

The visit sent a clear message that India’s powerful ruling party is becoming increasingly upset with the company.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter

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Shoshana Zuboff Explains Why You Should Care About Privacy

In a wide-ranging interview, the author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” talks about why people should pay attention to how big tech companies are using their information.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-the-fight-for-the-future-at-the-new-frontier-of-power-book, #zuboff-shoshana

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Florida, in a First, Will Fine Social Media Companies That Bar Candidates

The new law is a direct response to Facebook’s and Twitter’s suspensions of former President Donald J. Trump.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #desantis-ron, #facebook-inc, #florida, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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Nigerian Terrorist Leader ‘Dies’ Again. Was This the End of His 9th Life?

Abubakar Shekau, the longtime leader of Boko Haram, was reported to have blown himself up on Wednesday night. But he has been falsely reported dead several times before.

#boko-haram, #islamic-state-west-african-province, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #maiduguri-nigeria, #rumors-and-misinformation, #shekau-abubakar, #terrorism, #women-and-girls

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History Can Be Erased. It Often Has Been.

I see Republicans trying to alter our perception of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. I do not take that lightly.

#black-people, #house-of-representatives, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #senate, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mob Violence Against Palestinians in Israel Is Fueled by Groups on WhatsApp

Jewish extremists have formed more than 100 new groups on the Facebook-owned encrypted messaging app in recent days to target attacks.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hamas, #instant-messaging, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mobile-applications, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc

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How to Save Ourselves From Disinformation, A Times Event

Comedian Sarah Silverman and The Times’s Kevin Roose, Sheera Frenkel and Davey Alba explore how disinformation spreads, and how we can fight back.

#new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #roose-kevin, #rumors-and-misinformation, #silverman-sarah, #social-media

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Fox News Files to Dismiss Dominion’s Lawsuit Over 2020 Election Coverage

The Rupert Murdoch-controlled company argues that news networks cannot be penalized for presenting a president’s claims about electoral interference, even if they prove false.

#dominion-voting-systems-corp, #fox-business-network, #fox-news-channel, #freedom-of-the-press, #libel-and-slander, #media, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #voting-machines

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How a Jeopardy! Contestant’s Hand Gesture Became Part of a Conspiracy

How hundreds of “Jeopardy!” contestants talked themselves into a baseless conspiracy theory — and won’t be talked out of it.

#anti-defamation-league, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #tufekci-zeynep

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G.O.P. Pursues Harsher Penalties for Poll Workers in Voting Crackdown

Heavy fines, felony charges and jail sentences: Republicans seeking to restrict voting are proposing strict punishments for election officials and workers who make errors or violate the rules.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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A Press Corps Deceived, and the Gaza Invasion That Wasn’t

A spokesman led the international media to believe that Israeli forces had entered Gaza. They hadn’t. But the army wanted Hamas to think they had.

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #israeli-defense-forces-i-d-f, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #rumors-and-misinformation, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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How Lies on Social Media Are Inflaming the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

#arabic-language, #computers-and-the-internet, #funerals-and-memorials, #gaza-strip, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc, #youtube-com

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Lies on Social Media Inflame Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

#arabic-language, #computers-and-the-internet, #funerals-and-memorials, #gaza-strip, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc, #youtube-com

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‘A Perpetual Motion Machine’: How Disinformation Drives Voting Laws

After former President Donald J. Trump undermined public confidence in elections, Republican lawmakers are defending voting restrictions by citing a lack of public confidence.

#politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Cheney Embraces Her Downfall, Offering Herself as a Cautionary Tale

Representative Liz Cheney has refrained from campaigning to save her Republican leadership post, saying it is not worth having if it requires her to lie.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #stefanik-elise, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Arizona G.O.P. Passes Law to Limit Distribution of Mail Ballots

The new law, signed by Gov. Doug Ducey, will remove people from a widely popular early voting list if they do not cast a ballot at least once every two years.

#arizona, #black-people, #ducey-doug-1964, #hispanic-americans, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Florida’s New Voting Rights Law Explained

Voting rights groups filed lawsuits shortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation reducing voting access in the battleground state. Critics said the law will disproportionately affect people of color.

#absentee-voting, #desantis-ron, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-act-1965

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‘Belonging Is Stronger Than Facts’: The Age of Misinformation

Social and psychological forces are combining to make the sharing and believing of misinformation an endemic problem with no easy solution.

#rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter

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Hong Kong Pushes ‘Fake News’ Label as Media Face ‘Worst of Times’

The police distributed a magazine denouncing “rumors and lies,” and have warned news outlets against undermining national security.

#apple-daily, #choy-yuk-ling, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #lai-jimmy, #law-and-legislation, #news-and-news-media, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #radio-television-hong-kong, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wong-joshua-1996

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Facebook Oversight Board Tells Zuckerberg He’s the Decider on Trump

The company tried to punt its Trump dilemma to a panel of experts. On Wednesday, the experts punted back.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #oversight-board-facebook, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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A Verdict in Facebook’s Show Trial

An oversight board essentially kicks the decision over Donald Trump’s status back to the social media site.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Good Riddance, Donald Trump?

A Facebook-appointed panel avoided a clear decision about Trump’s heinous online behavior. It’s kind of perfect, actually.

#dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #huffman-steve-1983, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Trump Ban From Facebook Upheld by Oversight Board

A company-appointed panel ruled that the ban was justified at the time but added that the company should reassess its action and make a final decision in six months.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #oversight-board-facebook, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Newsmax Apologizes for False Claims of Vote-Rigging by a Dominion Employee

The right-wing news site said it had found “no evidence” for pro-Trump conspiracy theories about Eric Coomer, who was Dominion’s director of product strategy and security.

#coomer-eric, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-machines

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G.O.P. Seeks to Empower Poll Watchers, Raising Intimidation Worries

Republicans in several states are pushing bills to give poll watchers more autonomy. Alarmed election officials and voting rights activists say it’s a new attempt to target voters of color.

#black-people, #discrimination, #elections, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

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With Florida Bill, Republicans Continue Unrelenting Push to Restrict Voting

Republican lawmakers are marching ahead to overhaul voting systems in states where they control the government, frustrating Democrats and even some G.O.P. election officials. Next up: Texas.

#absentee-voting, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Florida Voting Rights: Republican Bill Adds New Limits

The bill, which Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign, is the latest Republican effort to restrict voting after the 2020 election. It will make Florida the first major swing state won by Donald Trump to pass such a law.

#desantis-ron, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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No, Other People’s Covid Vaccines Can’t Disrupt Your Menstrual Cycle

You can’t experience effects from being near someone who is vaccinated, because it is biologically impossible for the vaccine material to be transmitted from person to person.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #menstruation, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

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What the Smallpox Vaccine Can Teach Us About the Covid Vaccine

Vaccination campaigns have always, eventually, succeeded.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #rumors-and-misinformation, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Extremists Find a Financial Lifeline on Twitch

QAnon adherents and other far-right influencers are making thousands of dollars broadcasting election and vaccine conspiracy theories on the streaming site.

#amazon-com-inc, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #corporate-social-responsibility, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitch-interactive-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Florida Family Indicted for Selling Toxic Bleach as ‘Miracle’ Coronavirus Cure

A Florida grand jury indicted a man and his three sons, accusing them of marketing an “unproven and potentially harmful” solution as a remedy for Covid-19, cancer, autism and more.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bradenton-fla, #food-and-drug-administration, #frauds-and-swindling, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #genesis-ii-church-of-healing, #jonathan-grenon, #jordan-grenon, #joseph-grenon, #mark-grenon, #miracle-mineral-solution, #poisoning-and-poisons, #rumors-and-misinformation

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A Nun and a Doctor, She’s One of Europe’s Longstanding Vaccine Skeptics

Sister Teresa Forcades, Spain’s most provocative Catholic nun, is at odds with governments, medical experts and even Pope Francis, who endorse the coronavirus vaccines. Pandemic denial groups are spreading her views.

#conspiracy-theories, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #forcades-teresa-1966, #nuns, #rumors-and-misinformation, #spain, #vaccination-and-immunization

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As Republicans Push to Limit Voting, Disagreements on Strategy Emerge

Trump-friendly state lawmakers trying to enact new voting laws are facing pockets of opposition from fellow Republicans who argue that some measures go too far or would hurt the party’s own voters.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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